JW Marriott Phuket named award of Thailand Tourism Awards

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Named Award of Excellence in the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards
Senior Marketing Communication Manager (left), Ms. Bhatara Amornrattanakij accepted the trophy for the Award of Excellence in the Tourist Accommodation category presided over by Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (right), The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand during the award ceremony.

Phuket – September 28, 2015: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is celebrating the latest addition to the list of their greatest achievements after having been presented the 10th Thailand Tourism Award also known as Kinnaree Award. Recognition in the category of Tourist Accommodation, Award of Excellence for Resort Hotel (80 rooms and over). The ceremony held on September 27, at Grand Diamond ballroom of the Impact Challenger Muang Thong Thani Arena, Nonthaburi.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa received its first recognition at the 5th Thailand Tourism Awards 2004 and was reaccredited in 2006 and 2015 while carrying on with the acclaim to this year’s presentation.

“It’s tremendous to be recognised by the Thailand Tourism Awards. My appreciation goes to our dedicated team who are keenly focused on the details and accountable for quality and craftsmanship, standards and criteria, most especially in the areas of conservation and creativity in the fields of sustainable tourism, conservation and environmental preservation”. said Mr. Oriol Montol, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.

The biennial awards are conducted on an alternate year basis since it was first implemented in 1996. Thailand Tourism Awards is organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and aims to promote national tourism with quality standards and are designed to instill awareness and promote responsible management in tourism among tourism entrepreneurs, ultimately leading to sustainable tourism. The Kinnaree Awards presented to the winners in the five categories signify the symbol of tourism accreditation that will gain tourists’ confidence and trust to the Kingdom of Thailand. The event is scheduled to coincide with World Tourism Day which was on 27 September and the awards presentation was a significant highlight since it supports and upholds good environmental practices towards sustainable tourism.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Named Award of Excellence in the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards
Mrs. Anoma Wongyai (left), Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket office posted with Ms. Bhatara Amornrattanakij, Senior Marketing Communication Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa at the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards 2015 event.
JW Marriott Phuket honored with Asia’s Top Family Hotel

JW Marriott Phuket honored with Asia’s Top Family Hotel JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has successfully defended its title as Asia’s Top 5 Family Hotel at the NOW Travel Asia Awards 2014 Gala Ceremony which held in Bangkok on December 4, 2014.

In photo: Mr. Kanapot Sitthiwong, Editor-in-chief of NOW Travel Asia Magazine, Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Executive Director Advertising and Public Relations Department of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ms. Kewalin Sukumjittanon, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, holding an award plaque from NOW Travel Asia Magazine.

Regent Phuket receives the Global Winner – World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014

Regent Phuket receives the Global Winner - World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014Regent Phuket Cape Panwa has been voted and awarded World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014 – the Global winner in the “Luxury Island Resort” category, the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. The award is a result of Regent’s highly personalized luxury journey, sublime attention to detail throughout and universally excellent guest feedback.

“We are extremely thrilled to have been recognized as the winner of this most coveted award in the hospitality industry. As the General Manager of the resort, it gives me great pleasure seeing the acceptance of our resort within such high standard of esteemed hotels at the awards. We strive to deliver the best in resort accommodation, first class cuisine and a guest experience tailored to the individuals who stay with us. Our guests who voted for us are more than guests when returning to their second home, they have become part of our Regent family” said Brice Borin, General Manager of Regent Phuket Cape Panwa.

Regent Phuket receives the Global Winner - World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014Secluded in a tranquil bay of Cape Panwa, Regent Phuket Cape Panwa features 105 rooms, each with its own private balcony with sea views. Stunningly designed, Premier Sea View rooms, Pavilions and Suites set new standards in resort accommodation in Phuket. Each of Regent’s Pool Villas features its own private pool, guaranteeing unforgettable luxury and privacy. Guests at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa are offered with the finest gourmet cuisine and one of the region’s best ocean view spa facilities.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a renowned global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world-class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country and global basis. The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry.

For more information about Regent Phuket Cape Panwa or Reservations please call +66 7620 0800, +66 7631 8888, Fax +66 7620 0803, or email to: reservations.phuket@regenthotels.com or visit http://www.regenthotels.com/Phuket.

Acqua Phuket Asia’s Top Fine Dining Restaurant 2014

Acqua Phuket Asia’s Top Fine Dining Restaurant 2014Acqua Restaurant Phuket has successfully defended its title as Asia’s Top Fine Dining Restaurant at the NOW Travel Asia Awards 2014 Gala Ceremony which held in Bangkok on December 4, 2014.

NOW Travel Asia has been awarding 20 categories of travel businesses since 2012, and it has received tremendous interest and response from the subscribers, tourists, people in travel industry, and the general public in many countries. This year award ceremony is aimed to officially present the NOW Travel Asia Awards on the world stage and push NOW Travel Asia magazine as Asia’s leading travel magazine, as well as motivate the people in travel industry to be more aware of the growing market.

Acqua Phuket Asia’s Top Fine Dining Restaurant 2014The 2014 NOW Travel Asia Awards Gala Ceremony was a success with over 200 leaders in travel and hospitality industries around Asia, including hotel, spa, airlines, restaurant and entertainment complex, attended the event and exchanged their ideas. NOW Travel Asia chose to host the prestigious event in Bangkok to bring back tourist confidence and let the world see that Bangkok is ready to impress everyone!


Sofitel Krabi wins  Top Family Hotel  Award

Sofitel Krabi wins  Top Family Hotel  AwardSofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is delighted to announce that it won “Asia’s Top 5 Family Hotels” at the recent NOW Travel Asia Awards 2014.

The award was received by Miss Meeporn Oeawpanich, Director of Marketing & Communications on behalf of Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. She said “ We are extremely proud to be one of the winners for the NOW Travel Asia Awards 2014, one of the most coveted awards in the industry. Our aim is always to deliver the best in magnifique resort accommodation, top class cuisine, an exceptional focus on families with children and strong levels of guest satisfaction to the individuals who stay with us.”

Sofitel Krabi wins  Top Family Hotel  AwardNOW Travel Asia Awards is a recognized annual program of the luxury travel and lavish lifestyle magazine, NOW Travel Asia. The NOW Travel Asia Awards Survey is available through an assured website at www.nowtravelasia.com/vote. The awards are a result of reader participation voting for their most favourite destinations, luxury niche hotels, airlines, restaurants, and also inspired people in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East’s tourism industry.

Sofitel Krabi wins  Top Family Hotel  Award

Phuket PAO Awarded for its Achievements

Phuket PAO Awarded for its AchievementsOn Saturday November 8th 2014, PPAO President Paiboon received a Prajadhipok award on behalf of Phuket Provincial Administration Office (PPAO), the award was conferred by Secretary of the Institute Prof Dr Bowornsak Uwanno at an award ceremony held at Prajadhipok Institute in Bangkok. The prestigious prize is an annual award for local administration offices nationwide. PPAO won this award for its achievements in the areas of transparency and the promotion of people participation. Prior to deciding on who should receive the award, a committee team from PI observed various PPAO projects at work including: Phuket Care, 10,000-bed Hospital in Phuket, Support for Community Emergency Workers, Seaside Mobile Clinics (Clinic Na Le) by PPAO Hospital, and Life Guard. The mission and vision of PPAO, under the motto “Operate with Dharma, Offering Quality Public Services, Driving Phuket towards being a Happy and Ethical City”, impressed the committee. The PPAO slogan “Transparency you can Trust” has won confidence of the public. Under this scheme, the public is informed of PPAO operations, which are open to public scrutiny. Furthermore, PPAO works focus principally on the people participation, a policy that it believes leads to the foundation of a strong community.

The qualities mentioned above can be seen through projects such as Phuket Care and 10,000-bed Hospital in Phuket. Under these schemes and working with the Phuket Public Health Office and village health volunteers, disabled and chronically ill patients are given the care they require through regular visits by a team of medical specialists as well as physiotherapists. The program enables the disabled to continue to maintain a quality of life and dignity.

The “Support for Community Emergency Workers” program is collaboration with all local sub-district administrative offices and/or municipalities. It aims to establish a network of emergency workers so that communities are well served in case of crisis. There are ambulance cars available at all SAO or municipality ready for emergency work. Ambulance medics, who are selected village volunteers, receive regular and proper trainings on rescue procedures. This scheme not only gives correct emergency care, but also encourages the people participation that would lead to strong and unified society.

“Seaside Mobile Clinics (Clinic Na Le)” Under this scheme, a team of doctors from PPAO Hospital regularly visits Community No 4, Ban Laem Tukkae in Tambon Rassada. Working closely with village health leaders and health volunteers, the team offers primary health screening and basic medical services as well as follow up on borderline patients predisposed to serious conditions. Records are made at each visit, and kept at the Hospital. The project maintains and improves health condition of the villagers through the provision of medical services. Additionally, the program creates exchanges of knowledge and keeps the authorities abreast of the real health conditions at the grassroots level.

The “Life Guard” project offers rescue and safety services to tourists and locals who use Phuket beaches. Under this scheme, PPAO, working with Phuket Lifeguard Association, offers funding towards trainings of lifeguards who are taught water rescue skills, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, etc. The program creates community knowledge and builds tourist confidence as well as instills a sense of community public service. It also helps with Phuket’s tourism profile, which in turn aids local economy.

The Prajadhipok Award reflects the hard work and commitment of all PPAO officials including its executives, Council members (who decide the allocation of funds for various projects), and staff. It must also be mentioned that the people participation is very important. Therefore, this award is for all the locals to be proud of.